Posted by: Lisa Hill | March 17, 2011

2011 Miles Franklin Longlist

Miles Franklin c1940 (Source: Wikipedia)

The 2011 longlist is out, and once again I am very pleased to see that the judges have selected books that I’ve admired.

Rocks in the Belly by Jon Bauer.  See my review and ‘meet’ Jon in my Meet an Aussie Author series.

The Good Daughter by Honey Brown. ‘Meet’ Honey in my Meet an Aussie Author series.

The Mary Smokes Boys by Patrick Holland. ‘Meet’ Patrick in my Meet an Aussie Author series.

The Piper’s Son by Melina Marchetta.

When Colts Ran by Roger McDonald, see my review, read a Sensational Snippet and ‘meet’ Roger McDonald in my Meet an Aussie Author series.

Time’s Long Ruin by Stephen Orr, see my review, read a Sensational Snippet and ‘meet’ Stephen in my Meet an Aussie Author series.

That Deadman Dance by Kim Scott.  See my review, read a Sensational Snippet and ‘meet’ Kim in my Meet an Aussie Author series.

The Legacy by Kirsten Tranter, see my review.

Bereft by Chris Womersley  See my review, read a Sensational Snippet and ‘meet’ Chris in my Meet an Aussie Author series.

The Good Daughter by Honey Brown – ‘meet’ Honey in my Meet an Aussie Author series

      


Responses

  1. look forward to your reviews of these only know couple the names via abcs book show mention them ,all the best stu

  2. An interesting looking list — I’m really only familiar with Marchetta — isn’t she a YA novelist? — McDonald and Scott. Do you think it’s a strong list? Any clunkers on it? Fancy making a prediction as to who will win it?? ;-)

    • Um, yes, Marchetta is YA, but I don’t know about the others that I haven’t reviewed. I read about them when they came out and none of them appealed to me.
      In days gone by when the MF was a serious award that could be trusted I would have assumed that anything on the long/short list was worth reading, but that’s not the case now.
      I would like Kim Scott to win it because I think it’s an exquisite work of literature that (even though it’s set at the time of First Contact) captures the shift in the mood of the nation after Kevin Rudd’s apology.

  3. […] The Miles Franklin Award released its longlist on March 17th.  This award is Australia’s most prestigious literary award.  That Deadman’s Dance, which won the South East and Pacific region’s best book of the 2011 Commonwealth Writers Prize, is on the longlist.  As usual, for everyting Miles Franklin, I refer you to ANZ Litlovers Litblog. […]

  4. […] put off reading this book.  Despite its inclusion in the longlist for the 2011 Miles Franklin Award and regional shortlist for the 2011 Commonwealth Writers’ Prize, I feared it would be like […]


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